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Training and Technology Arm Agents With Relationship-Building Tools for Today’s Market

In the following interview, Jeanette Schneider, vice president of Management Services for RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan, discusses the firm’s approach to marketing, and the local housing market. Facebook: @remaxsemi Maria Patterson: How did you first get into real estate, and...

Providing Clients a Full-Service Experience Key to Continued Success

In the following interview, Michael Lunden, broker/owner with Sellstate Realty Pros in Greenwood Village, Colo., discusses the benefits of the Sellstate model. Region Served: The south metro area of Colorado Years in Real Estate: 20 Number of Offices: 1, with...

Homeowners Misjudge Value…Again

Homeowners again misjudged the value of their homes in April, with their estimates coming in 1.90 percent above those of appraisers, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The gap has now widened five months...

Mortgage Rates Stay Within Range

Mortgage rates stayed within the 4 percent range this week, with the 30-year, fixed rate averaging 4.05 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®.) Rates rose above 4 percent following the presidential election in November,...

Geoffrey Bray and Lindsay Bacigalupo: Providing a New Real Estate Experience

In 2015, Geoffrey Bray and Lindsay Bacigalupo partnered to establish Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based brokerage, with Bray serving as the firm’s managing broker. Since its inception, the Minneapolis/St. Paul market has been strong. “Some would consider...

First-Time Homebuyers Shell Out More for Upgrades

While first-time homebuyers are facing certain challenges entering the housing market, that doesn’t mean they aren’t spending on upgrades to the homes they end up owning. According to a recent report by Houzz, first-time homebuyers in 2016 dropped more than...

Drool Over These Epic Indoor Slides

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Get Paid to Move to Italy (Seriously!) Are You Making These 5 Lawn Watering Mistakes? Homeownership: More Than Just the Facts We’ve...

Get Paid to Move to Italy (Seriously!)

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Are You Making These 5 Lawn Watering Mistakes? Homeownership: More Than Just the Facts Explore America’s Neighborhoods: Clarksville, Austin, Texas No, this...

NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Reading Today’s Economic Climate

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable this month discusses adapting business strategy to today’s economic climate. Moderator: Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Liaison for Large Residential Firm Relations, NAR Panelists: Nelson Zide, Executive Vice...

Gaining Steam: REALTOR® Business Keeps Rolling In

2016 was a good year to be a REALTOR®. REALTOR® incomes grew 8 percent in 2016, boosted by a higher transaction count than in 2015, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Member Profile. The median REALTOR® income...
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